Kuwait keen on good neighborliness with Iraq - Al-Kharafi

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KUWAIT, Aug 2 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi reiterated Monday that Kuwait is keen on good neighborliness with Iraq.
"We seek distinguished relations based on respecting sovereignty of each country's territories," he told reporters commenting on the recent Iraqi escalating statements over the Kuwaiti Mubarak Al-Kaber port project.
Kuwait does not want any harm to Iraq interests or territories, Al-Kharafi added, stressing the importance of the role of the Kuwaiti-Iraqi Joint Committee in addressing any differences.
"We should think how to address problems through wisdom and farsighted moves and decisions in this difficult time which the region experiences," he said.
The Kuwaiti official also expressed hope that relations with Iraq would develop and both sides would benefit from history.
He warned that bilateral relations can't be good while some insist on making irresponsible statements and unjustifiably attacking others.
Al-Kharafi urged the Iraqi technical committee visit Kuwait soon to make sure that Kuwait is fully committed to its obligations while executing the port project.
He recalled former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's brutal invasion of Kuwait, whose anniversary will be Tuesday.
"All should think about these bitter and painful events and the positive and negative reactions to it." Al-Kharafi wished that all would remember what Kuwaitis suffered during this difficult period which lasted for seven months.
On the occasion of the advent of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, Al-Kharafi offered congratulations to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti people and fellow MPs wishing all stability, security and safety